Council Budget: Division 9-12 highlights

Published 10:00am 18 June 2021

Council Budget: Division 9-12 highlights
Words by Nick Crockford


Budget 2021-22 delivers a record $245 million regional capital works program with a renewed focus on community engagement, to ensure Council aligns with the values of our local community

Community calls in Division 9 for greater environmental protections and investment in local lifestyle and infrastructure will be actioned this financial year.

Councillor Cath Tonks said she was thrilled to be delivering an array of practical and positive initiatives that includes suggestions from local residents.

“In response to local calls for action to prevent wildlife being hit by vehicles along Winn and Samsonvale Roads in Cashmere, we’ll install a number of fauna crossings and signage in this area worth $460,000,” she said.

“Residents have told me they want to see more tree plantings to offset losses associated with housing development, so we’ll start a $129,000 planting program in Kimberley Court Reserve and William Johnson Park this year and continue over three years.

“This will provide important koala food habitat trees that supports our land buyback scheme and the Voluntary Conservation Agreement program which is helping to support local wildlife.

“I’ve acted on calls to invest in local parks so residents have a place to unwind in their own neighbourhoods, securing $280,000 to build a new playground, fitness area, basketball half-court and landscaping in John Leitch Memorial Park at Albany Creek.

“And I’ve secured another $420,000 for new pathways, a multi-court, shelter, seating and new play elements for Frank Nichols Park in Warner.

“I’ve listened to the concerns of parents who worry about options to keep their kids entertained, active, and healthy, and I’m proud to say that there will be significant investments in Division 9 this year to create more sporting and recreation options that people of all ages will enjoy for generations to come.

“The ever-expanding South Pine Sports Complex will undergo a further $11.6 million works for the new Brisbane Roar Women and Youth Centre of Excellence, which will be finished by 2023, in addition to the $13.7 million we invested to build three courts as part of Indoor Sports Complex extension.

“This will not only bring world-class players to our doorstep but provide top class new facilities and football fields for local clubs to utilise.

“We will also spend $2.62 million to build the new Nolan park BMX Precinct which will allow the club to host national standard competitions.

“Not only is this a great recreational outlet for local club members of all ages, but it will also bring in a host of visitors to our region and boost our local economy for years to come.

“This Budget also steps up to the complex challenge of providing the vital infrastructure that’s needed to accommodate growth, while providing the environmental protections residents have been asking for.

“You’ll see road improvements in Brendale, Cashmere, Albany Creek, Warner and a huge $1.02 million invested in rehabilitating a 600 metre stretch of Old North Road between South Pine Road and Kremzow Road.

“I’m delighted that the first land purchase under the Environmental Land Buy Back Scheme to protect strategic habitats was here in Clear Mountain - now I’ll be urging Council to rehabilitate that 4.1 hectare site with native plants to become a refuge for wildlife.

“I want to thank local residents for getting in touch with me with their suggestions that we can action as a Council, I always welcome your ideas and will do my best to deliver.”

Budget Highlights for Division 9:

  • $11.6 million to upgrade the South Pine Sporting Complex in Brendale, with support from the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program
  • $2.62 million to complete construction of the Nolan Park BMX Precinct in Brendale, with support from the State Government
  • $1.02 million for road rehabilitation works along Old North Road in Brendale, with support from the Federal Government
  • $500,000 for road and culvert upgrades along Leitchs Road in Brendale
  • $460,000 to install fauna crossings on Winn and Samsonvale Roads in Cashmere, with Federal Government Support
  • $420,000 to renew aged playground equipment in Frank Nichols Park in Warner, with support from the Federal Government
  • $280,000 for upgrades to John Leitch Memorial in Albany Creek
  • $260,000 to construct new amenities in Sarbi Park, Warner
  • $198,000 for road resurfacing along Strathford Avenue in Albany Creek
  • $180,000 for a playground upgrade at Greenview Park, Albany Creek
Council Budget: Division 9-12 highlights


More than $5 million has been secured to modernise parks and green spaces across Division 10 over the next few years, as part of Council’s ongoing investment in The Hills District’s reputation for popular outdoor recreation amenities.

Councillor Matt Constance said he was proud to be delivering more variety in public play and gathering spaces, which is what locals have been calling for in their suburbs.

“Over the next 12 months, there’ll be a number of new playgrounds, renewals and upgrades for local parks including Pine Hills Park in Arana Hills, Richard Lee Reserve in Albany Creek and Sylvia Gibbs Park in Everton Hills,” Cr Constance said.

“The old skate park at Albany Creek will get an awesome $1.2 million upgrade to create a contemporary new play space for children, families and thrill seekers to enjoy - just wait until you see this concept design!

“I’m already quietly confident of another award win, after our crews took back-to-back gold for the All Abilities Playground in Leslie Patrick Park and The Mill Waterpark in Petrie in 2020 and 2021 respectively.

“I’ve secured nearly $1 million to convert a small pitch at James Drysdale Reserve in Bunya into a full-sized senior soccer field from.

“And winter won’t be an excuse to stay out of the water at Albany Creek Leisure Centre with $519,000 for new heaters to keep the 50m pool and toddler pools comfy all year round.

“I also want to thank everyone who had their say earlier this year about redeveloping the old Club Arana building at 303 Dawson Parade to create an entirely new community space.

“This is a real passion project of mine because I truly believe that getting this right will breathe renewed life into the heart of The Hills District.

“This financial year we will start concept designs based on your suggestions and continue our community engagement so your input drives this exciting project.

“Budget 2021-22 will also fast track design work for a bridge connection at Boundary Park to the Kedron Brook Bikeway to help improve active transport connectivity through The Hills District.

“It’s not just pedestrians and cyclists enjoying the spoils, we’ll also be rolling out road crews to upgrade two major intersections at South Pine and Plucks Road, as well as Ferny Way and Gordon Road.

“This are critical to both the efficiency of our local road network and also safety for all road users.”

Budget 2021-22 delivers a record $245 million capital works program and a renewed focus on community engagement, to ensure every action of Council aligns with the values of our local community.

Budget Highlights in Division 10:

  • $1.2 million to renew the skate park at Old Northern Road, Albany Creek
  • $950,000 for a soccer field renewal and extension at James Drysdale Reserve, Bunya
  • $650,000 to start Stage 1 of the South Pine Road and Plucks Road intersection upgrade in Arana Hills
  • $519,000 for heat banks renewals at the Albany Creek Leisure Centre
  • $453,000 to resurface the road at View Crescent, Arana Hills
  • $450,000 to begin Stage 1 of the intersection upgrade at Gordon Road and Ferny Way, Ferny Hills
  • $439,000 to resurface the road at Frederick Street, Albany Creek
  • $425,000 to resurface the road at Kingfisher Street, Albany Creek
  • $350,000 for Stage 1 of the crossing infrastructure installations along Samford Road, Ferny Hills
  • $300,000 for necessary drainage upgrades in Grevillea Street, Everton Hills
Council Budget: Division 9-12 highlights


Budget 2021-22 is designed to keep Division 11 moving, with major road investments to address everything from unsafe intersections to safety improvements that will make it safer for children to get to school, as well as fixing neighbourhood headaches.

Councillor Darren Grimwade said it was a critical investment in such a large area of Moreton Bay Region where residents use their roads daily.

“Our communities can’t function without reliable, safe roads and I’m proud to be delivering on a range of projects that locals have long called for,” he said.

“Top of that list is building a green bridge alongside Percy Cash Bridge to keep pedestrians and cyclists safe from cars and stop traffic crawling to a standstill in this notoriously unsafe pinch point.

“This is an essential project for Samford and Council is contributing $700k to make this entirely new $2.7 million bridge happen, which we would never have been able to afford without the fierce advocacy of Pine Rivers MP Nikki Boyd and $2 million worth of funding from the State Government.

“There are a number of safety upgrades planned along Mount Nebo Road worth $1.17 million in total and $1 million allocated for much needed safety improvements to Mount Samson Road as part of the intersection upgrade at Kobble Creek Road and Postmans Track.

“Council is also rolling out $5.9 million worth of road resurfacing projects in Division 11 to resurface 24 more roads.

“Last but not least, there’s $665,000 this year to commence works on a two-year project to construct a signalised intersection with pedestrian crossing lights at the Young Road/Oakey Flat Road intersection outside Narangba heights.

“I want to thank locals for their patience in advance because the disruptions road works cause is infinitely better than having unsafe roads or having your car damaged on an unsealed road.”

Cr Grimwade said while roads were this year’s focus, he didn’t want residents having to drive too far to access A-Grade sporting and recreational facilities.

“Samford Parklands will see the construction of a new Village Green space, in addition to two new tennis courts and a skatepark upgrade,” Cr Grimwade said.

“We’re also investing in the Dayboro District Park, kick-starting the development of a new civic space with play equipment, event facilities, picnic settings and new amenities to entertain everyone in your family no matter their age.”

“While in Narangba the final touches are being completed for the new multimillion dollar tennis facility on Harris Avenue and the new multi-purpose changerooms at the Narangba Rangers Rugby League Club will also soon be completed and opened, with support from the State Government’s Unite and Recover Fund.”

Budget 2021-22 delivers a record $245 million capital works program and a renewed focus on community engagement, to ensure every action of Council aligns with the values of our local community.

Budget Highlights for Division 11

  • $2.7 million to construct a new active transport link Samford Valley -Percy Cash Pedestrian Bridge - Crossing & Pathway Construction, which is being supported by the State Government
  • $1 million to resurface 530m of Rifle Range Road between Butleigh Court and Oakey Flat Road, Narangba
  • $1 million to complete the intersection upgrade of the Mount Samson Road/Kobble Creek Road/Postman’s Track in Armstrong Creek
  • $1 million to resurface nearly 3km of Mount Samson Road from Marshall Lane to Old Mount Samson Road, Closeburn
  • $950,000 to rehabilitate 400m of Young Road, Narangba between Harris Avenue and Golden Wattle Drive
  • $800,000 to streetscape Main Street, Samford Village, including street furniture, landscaping and paving
  • $750,000 safety upgrades for Mount Nebo Road
  • $680,000 for culvert renewals along Mount Samson Road, Samsonvale including pipe upgrades
  • $665,000 to begin works to signalise the intersection of Young and Oakey Flat Roads, Narangba
  • $600,000 to construct two new tennis courts at Samford Parklands
Council Budget: Division 9-12 highlights
Delight at the funding announcement in November 2020.


Lifestyle is synonymous with Division 12 especially in the rural areas, but Councillor Tony Latter doesn’t accept that should come with any sacrifice in infrastructure standards.

He’s secured millions of dollars to build better roads and new pedestrian pathways to keep communities connected.

“Caboolture West might be the biggest news story in our area but my focus is on how we can improve the lifestyle of people who already live here, especially when it comes to quality transport connections” he said.

“To keep our region moving we’re investing $1 million widening Oakey Flat Road between Ashbrook Drive and Lakeview Road - that will include the creation of cycle lanes on each side of the road and constructing an intersection at.

“Thanks to funding support from the Federal Government, we will construct a new $900,000 pathway along the D’Aguilar Highway between Mt Mee Road to Scotts Lane.

“This project will ensure kids no longer need to walk by the side of the highway to get to school by providing them with safe passage away from vehicles.

“Delivering a well-planned region is a key focus of Council’s 2021-22 Budget which means creating linkages between residential areas, schools and shops especially for the elderly and people living with disabilities.

“With my background in social work and child safety, I cannot stress enough how important projects that improve safety like this are, not only in Division 12 but across the entire Moreton Bay Region.

“I’m also passionate about building better sporting infrastructure, to keep kids active and also invest in these social hubs of our communities.

“I’ve secured a massive $4 million to redevelop the clubhouse at Petersen Road Sports Ground in Morayfield, and I can’t wait for the celebration party that the touch footy and rugby union clubs will throw for this one.

“This was a combined effort from all three levels of government coming together to build a grassroots project for the region, with $1.5 million from the Federal Government and $1 million from Morayfield MP Mark Ryan’s election commitment.

“This will be the second project delivered through Council’s infrastructure agreement with the Caboolture Sports Club and other levels of Government, after our amazing upgrades to the Caboolture Cricket Club which you should really check out.

“I want to assure everyone in Division 12 that I’ll keep you informed of everything happening at Caboolture West at every stage - starting by renaming the area to something that better suits the land, its history and character.

“Please get online and have your say because that is open from today.

“I want this new community to be better planned than Yarrabilba or Flagstone, so it becomes a new urban design standard in SEQ; but before that development even starts we need to know where infrastructure like roads and schools and parks will go to ensure it’s an excellent outcome.

“That’s what this Budget sets out to do.”

Budget 2021-22 delivers a record $245 million capital works program and a renewed focus on community engagement, to ensure every action of Council aligns with the values of our local community.

Budget Highlights for Division 12:

  • $4 million for a clubhouse redevelopment at Petersen Road Sports Grounds, Morayfield.
  • $1 million for a road and intersection upgrade at Oakey Flat Road, Morayfield
  • $900,000 to construct a new pathway along the D'Aguilar Highway between Mt Mee Road and Scotts Lane.
  • $540,000 for a lighting upgrade to the Lindsay Road Sports Complex, Morayfield
  • $455,000 to install air conditioning at the Woodford Memorial Hall
  • $390,000 towards gravel road sealing at Dewhurts Road, Mount Delaney
  • $320,000 to for a bioretention renewal at Willowleaf Circuit Park, Upper Caboolture
  • $314,000 to resurface Basin Road, Wamuran
  • $300,000 for a netball court renewal at Woodford Showgrounds
  • $280,000 for stormwater renewal at The Rangeview Estate, Wamuran

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